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Restoring the Minoans : Elizabeth Price and Sir Arthur Evans - (Paperback)

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How do archaeologists and artists reimagine what life was like during the Greek Bronze Age? How do contemporary conditions influence the way we understand the ancient past? This innovative book considers two imaginative restorations of the ancient world that test the boundaries of interpretation and invention by bringing together the discovery of Minoan culture by the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941) and the work of the Turner Prize–winning video artist Elizabeth Price (b. 1966).

Featured essays examine Evans’s interpretation and restoration of the Knossos palace and present fresh photography of Minoan artifacts and archival photographs of the dig alongside beautiful, previously unpublished watercolors and drawings by the archaeological illustrators and restorers who worked on the site: Émile Gilliéron père(1850–1924), Émile Gilliéron fils (1885–1939), Piet de Jong (1887–1967), and others. An interview with Price explores how her attraction to the Sir Arthur Evans Archive became the basis for her commissioned video installation at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum and offers insight into her creative practice.

Exhibition dates: October 5, 2017–January 7, 2018

Number of Pages: 96.0
Genre: Social Science, History, Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: October 17, 2017
TCIN: 53027711
UPC: 9780691178691
Item Number (DPCI): 248-52-4867

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